Glossary of Terms
The door on a double door set that is the first to be opened.
Reinforcing steel-work strategically positioned to prevent crushing and to strengthen areas particularly vulnerable to attack.
Strategic positioning of cover plates and reinforcer to prevent levering from manual attack devices.
Designed to resist typical attack points made by the average intruder, using normal equipment.
Offering resistance against corrosion. ie. electro zinc coating to protect the underlying steel.
A component part of a lock which accepts the key, held on by a cylinder ring secured internally by screws.
A reinforced strip, the length on the leading edge of the door to cover the gap between leaf and frame (or leaf and leaf on a double).
Case hardened steel dowels strategically positioned for extra security.
Coating used on mild steel to increase corrosion resistance.
Part of a panic exit system shaped as a handle where more commonly a bar would be used.
Primer paint with special adhesion properties for use on coated steel.
Gaining entrance through a door set from the outside by means of a key or electronic device.
Having been tested in accordance with BS EN 1634-1: 2008, and given classification reflecting the resistance achieved in time.
Which side the door is hung (hinged), as viewed with the door opening towards you (see diagram below).
Inactive or Passive leaf
The door on a double door set that is the second to be opened.
The edge of the door leaf farthest from the hinge side.
Loss Prevention Certification Board
Part of BRE Certification Ltd. within the Foundation for the built Environment (FBE) . The LPCB operates product certification for fire and security products and services.
Specification for testing and classifying the burglary resistance of building components.
A hardened steel sheet material incorporating manganese which makes it almost impossible to drill through.
When viewing the door from the outside the door would open towards you.
A device to give emergency exit from a door set by retracting it’s locking mechanism when pushed.
A rectangular shaped pad which activates a panic escape system where more commonly a bar would be used.
Having been tested and evaluated to LPS 1175 and given a security rating by the Loss Prevention Certification Board.
Three point locking
A bolting system which secures the leaf into the frame in three places, normally top, bottom and centrally on the leading edge. Auto bolting systems include catches and triggers to automatically re-secure in these places when the door is closed, without manually resetting the device.
Two point locking
A bolting system which secures the leaf into the frame in two places, normally top and bottom on the leading edge. Auto bolting systems include catches and triggers to automatically re-secure in these places when the door is closed, without manually resetting the device.
A door configuration containing elements outside the scope of the certification.